Fall 2014| Posse Los Angeles Quarterly


Posse Los Angeles Recruits Inaugural STEM Posse

This fall, in partnership with Middlebury College in Vermont, Posse Los Angeles will select its first Scholars for the Posse STEM Program, a specialized initiative for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Middlebury College is among the 10 Posse STEM Program partnerships nationwide and is Los Angeles’ newest partner institution. In addition to receiving Pre-Collegiate Training in Los Angeles and support from the Career Program, STEM Scholars will participate in an intensive three-week immersion program led by Middlebury’s science department chairs and will be supported by a STEM faculty mentor.

Posse Los Angeles is grateful to The Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation for its generous grant of $100,000 over two years in support of the STEM Scholars from Los Angeles.

The Posse STEM Program was developed in 2006 in collaboration with Brandeis University to help institutions of higher education improve the numbers and performance of students from diverse backgrounds majoring in STEM fields. Earlier in 2014, The Posse Foundation announced that 10 institutions would commit $70 million to 500 Posse STEM Scholars over the next five years thanks to a $5 million commitment from Posse Board Chair Jeff Ubben and The Tortora Sillcox Foundation.

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